October 25, 2014

Michael Rubin: Turkey on the Brink

Recently, American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael Rubin addressed a luncheon on Capitol Hill and gave a master class on the devolution of the once-secular state of Turkey into the swamp of Islamism with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his party.

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    Dean Calvert says:

    The most sober, practical assessment of the direction that I’ve heard yet.

    Particularly interesting were the comments about the “delusions” of the West, which contributed significantly to the Turkish ability to transform itself into an Islamic Republic while “falling below the radar” of the West.

    If the Greeks had any brains at all, they could craft a foreign policy designed to take advantage of this change.

    On the other hand, I’m reminded of a line usually used about the Palestinians, from Abba Eban, I think, “they never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.”

    In any case, well worth the time to listen.

    Best Regards,
    dean

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